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Brush that cleans teeth in 10 seconds heads up gadgets at tech fair

Back tooth the future! Brush that cleans teeth in 10 seconds heads up gadgets at the CES tech fair in Las Vegas (alongside a smart cat bowl)

  • This week an array of gadgets were on show at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada 
  • They range from a toothbrush that cleans teeth in ten seconds to a feeding bowl that can recognise your cat 
  • Another attraction is a portable dishwasher the size of a cardboard box and weight of a small suitcase

They are hailed as the gadgets that will revolutionise our lives – or those of our pets.

But just how many of us will consider these hi-tech innovations as must-haves is open to question.

They range from a toothbrush that can clean your teeth in ten seconds to a feeding bowl that can recognise your cat and send pictures of it eating.

Other gadgets on show this week at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas include ‘walking’ emergency vehicles that could be deployed in rough terrain in areas devastated by earthquake or flood.

Then there is a hand-held wand that takes close-up pictures of the face and applies tiny amounts of make-up serum to cover any imperfections such as broken veins or age spots.

And, in a sign of the times, there are even sex toys that link to your Amazon Alexa or Apple Watch devices.

Ahead of the convention, Samsung announces a partnership with long time rivals Apple before introducing an enormous microLED TV called The Wall, also revealed at last year’s CES, Samsung has returned in 2019 with a smaller, 75-inch 4K TV, touted as more ‘practical fit for the living room’. Samsung’s screen chief Jonghee Han at this year’s CES


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Debbie Cohen-Abravanel, CMO at Foldimate, demonstrates the new device that folds your clothes automatically, at the CES Unveiled at CES International. The machine costs $16,000 analyzes each clothing item and figure out the best way to fold it using AI

Toothbrush if you’re in a rush

Y-Brush (£100) 

This cleans your teeth in just ten seconds. The battery operated tray comes in four different sizes.

It fits over the teeth and, as it vibrates, fine nylon bristles clean them, using normal toothpaste.

After five seconds on the top, the tray is flipped over for five seconds on the bottom. 

For the best results, users should make a chewing motion.

This cleans your teeth in just ten seconds. The battery operated tray comes in four different sizes. It fits over the teeth and, as it vibrates, fine nylon bristles clean them, using normal toothpaste

 After five seconds on the top, the tray is flipped over for five seconds on the bottom. For the best results, users should make a chewing motion

Headbands to enjoy electric dreams

Dreamlight (£40 to £235) 

With orange lights to ease you to sleep and green to wake you up, this eye mask and headband claims to be able to send insomniacs into a deep slumber. It feeds data to an app, telling users how much sleep they have had. The mask claims to ease jet lag and remove puffiness.

There is also a ‘heating mask’ which is meant to simulate a person stroking your face.

The Dreamlight is a heavily padded and contoured strip that wraps around your head and attaches with velcro. 

Angela Miao, of Dreamlight, demonstrates their new sleep mask Dreamlight Pro that uses light and sound to help you fall asleep faster and wake up with more energy, according to the company

Urgonight, a sleep-tracking headset by French startup Urgo Group trains your brain to sleep better.

The headband connects to the Urgonight app and trains your brain into developing wave patterns for healthier sleep. 

The Urgonight EEG (electroencephalogram) therapy requires three 20-minute sessions per week, which then gives you feedback in the app that shows your session progress in real time.

The team say that sustainable results take three months to achieve but that it helps you learn how to produce brainwaves that enhance your natural sleep.

The UrgoNight sleep tracking headset which trains your brain to sleep better, seen at CES Unveiled 2019 at the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino in Las Vegas

CES is one of the biggest dates in the tech industry calendar and is expected to draw more than 180,000 visitors hoping for a chance to see the kind of tech likely to dominate the coming year’s agenda

Wash dishes wherever you are 

Tetra (£315) 

A portable dishwasher the size of a cardboard box and weight of a small suitcase, it washes the dishes using just four litres of water. With its own reservoir, it can be used anywhere that has an electrical socket.

A portable dishwasher the size of a cardboard box and weight of a small suitcase, it washes the dishes using just four litres of water

Microbrewery in the kitchen 

LG Homebrew

It may look similar to a large coffee machine but this is a home beer maker. It brews ten pints in a fortnight using three espresso pod-style capsules that contain the malt, flavouring and hop oil. It can make pale ale, stout or lager and is self-cleaning. The price and release date have not been announced. 

It may look similar to a large coffee machine but this is a home beer maker. It brews ten pints in a fortnight using three espresso pod-style capsules that contain the malt, flavouring and hop oil

Feeding bowl does a cat scan

The Mookkie (£150) 

This smart feeding bowl uses facial recognition to unlock access for your cat, preventing a rival from stealing their food while keeping out flies. Its wifi link allows the owner to watch via phone as their pet tucks in. 

This smart feeding bowl uses facial recognition to unlock access for your cat, preventing a rival from stealing their food while keeping out flies. Its wifi link allows the owner to watch via phone as their pet tucks in

The Mookkie cat bowl, pictured here, uses visual recognition and will only open up to a specific cat’s face, preventing other cats or animals from eating the food  

The Consumer Electronics Show is an annual technology convention that takes place in Las Vegas. 

The show typically takes place in early January. 

It attracts hundreds of thousands of attendees from all over the world, as well as thousands of tech firms, startups and entrepreneurs.  

Companies show off their latest innovations, ranging from the latest robots, autonomous vehicles and smart assistant-equipped gadgets. 

Among some of the more unusual gadgets on show were a water bottle with a built-in Bluetooth speaker, and a refrigerator that detects when you are out of beer and orders more.  Here, the AQUIO Bluetooth water speakers

The SPECTRA X, a shareable electric skateboard by Walnutt Technologies, displayed at CES Unveiled. Similar to Airbnb, owners have full ownership of SPECTRA X and rent out the right of use to people who are interested in riding it

The shareable electric skateboard focuses on P2P (person to person) sharing. Here, a reporter at the convention gives one a test

Japanese company Groove X has just unveiled its Lovot robot, a companion that can ask for attention, shy away from people it’s not familiar with and follow you around like a pet

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    Japanese company Mui Calm lets users control devices such as home lighting and thermostats via touch and voice command, claiming to create a more ‘natural interface’. The device costs $600 and claims to cut down on screen time 

    Also on display was the Ovis Suitcase, pictured here, which automatically follows the owner around and even dodges passers-by

    An ‘intelligent toilet’ with built-in speakers 

    Numi 2.0 Intelligent Toilet 

    Plumbing company Kohler showed off an ‘intelligent toilet’ with built-in surround sound speakers, ambient mood lighting, and Amazon Alexa voice controls. 

    The Numi 2.0 Intelligent Toilet also has personalised cleansing and drier functions, and comes with a promise of ‘exceptional water efficiency’.

    ‘Connected technology is driving innovation in the smart home category, but connectivity alone isn’t enough,’ said David Kohler, Kohler’s chief.

    ‘We believe in leading with design and seamlessly incorporating the right technologies so that our customers can personalise their bathroom experiences to be just right for them.’

    Plumbing company Kohler revealed their ‘intelligent toilet’ with built-in surround sound speakers, ambient mood lighting, and Amazon Alexa voice controls. It has personalised cleansing and drier functions and comes with a promise of ‘exceptional water efficiency’

    Automatic bread

    Breadbot 

    The Breadbot — a carb vending machine – was another highlight of the show. 

    The automated device starts with dry ingredients and bakes several types of bread, including white, whole wheat, nine grain, sourdough and honey oat.

    The bread requires fewer preservatives since it’s made on the spot, The Wilkinson Baking Company says. 

    Three US grocery chains will begin testing it out in stores later this year, though Breadbot’s makers would not specify which ones. 

    The Wilkinson Baking Company unveiled their BreadBot at CES Unveiled 2019 at the Mandalay Bay. Three US grocery chains will begin testing it out in stores later this year, though Breadbot’s makers would not specify which ones

    Fresh bread made from Bread Bot a fully automated bread making machine developed by The Wilkinson Baking Company is seen at CES Unveiled

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